All Bloggers Should Read This Article

All Bloggers Should Read This Article

Today, I read an amazing blog post on OptinMonster by Tom Southern. He talks about headlines that went viral, provides links to them, and explains how to create powerful headlines as well.


I won’t spoil the whole article, but one tip he gives is this: Add ‘infectious agents’ to the title. For example, in my title “The Article All Bloggers Should Read”, I added two:

  • Bloggers - This gives the meaning that anyone under the sun who has blogged, is blogging, or wants to blog may have an interest in this.

  • Should - This is strongly suggesting that if you are in the above category, reading this will not only be of interest to you, but will leave you with knowledge you didn’t have before.


As a (very) novice blogger, I found this incredibly helpful. So helpful, that, I’ve decided to take his advice and apply it to the rest of my posts this month. And probably every one after.


To pique your interest, here are a few ‘viral headlines’ mentioned in the post:

  • “9 Things Managers Do That Make Good Employees Quit”

  • “On Dying, Mothers, and Fighting for Your Ideas”

  • “6 Ways to Use Short Video for Social Marketing”

  • “How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Get Paid to Change the World”


I haven’t read all of the articles he linked to (there are 21), but I sure will add them to my list of must-reads!


What article have you read lately that everyone else needs to get their eyes on?

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